Governance involves how policies, practices or procedures are established to guide the operation of the college. Participatory governance is a collaborative goal-setting and problem-solving process built on trust and communication that involves representatives from appropriate constituent groups who engage in open discussion and timely decision-making.
Leadership Group Representative Bodies
ARC Student Government
The Associated Student Body is divided into three sectors: Student Senate, Club and Events Board (CAEB), and Joint Budget Committee (JBC). The ASB promotes educational activities and retention programs on campus. Representatives of the ASB are elected and/or appointed and may serve on campus and district-wide standing committees. The ASB advocates for students' interests by investigating, writing, and passing legislation that addresses the needs and concerns of the students.
The purpose of the Academic Senate is to provide the faculty body with its formal representative voice in its role in participatory governance. The Academic Senate makes recommendations and represents the ARC faculty members in "academic and professional matters" per Title 5 of the California Code of Regulations.
Classified Senate Recognizing and Developing American River College Classified leadership. Actively promoting and advocating for American River College Participatory Governance.
President Melanie Dixon
Melanie Dixon became the eighth president of American River College on January 1, 2021. Learn more about her commitment to ARC.